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Expertise: Early childhood education, K-12 education

Catherine Brown is a senior fellow at American Progress. Previously, Brown served as the vice president of policy at Teach for America and as a senior consultant for Leadership for Educational Equity. Prior to her role at Teach for America, Brown served as senior education policy adviser for the House Committee on Education and Labor, where she advised Chairman George Miller (D-CA). In 2008, Brown served as the domestic policy adviser for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Earlier in her career, Brown directed Teach for America’s Early Childhood Initiative and served as a legislative assistant for both then-Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI), as well as a research assistant at Mathematica Policy Research in New Jersey. Brown received her bachelor’s degree from Smith College and holds a master’s in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Brown serves on the board of Urban Adventure Squad.

By Catherine Brown
Elevating Student Voice in EducationCenter for American ProgressAugust 14, 2019
Momentum Is Building to Modernize Sex EducationCenter for American ProgressMay 29, 2019
Fixing Chronic Disinvestment in K-12 SchoolsCenter for American ProgressSeptember 20, 2018
To Live Up To Our Founders’ Vision, Improve Civics EducationForbesJuly 3, 2018
Fact Sheet: Yes, Increase the Salaries of All TeachersCenter for American ProgressJune 14, 2018
Sex Education Standards Across the StatesCenter for American ProgressMay 9, 2018
A Few Unique Things About Chicago Public SchoolsCenter for American ProgressApril 13, 2018
7 Great Education Policy Ideas for Progressives in 2018Center for American ProgressMarch 28, 2018
The State of Civics EducationCenter for American ProgressFebruary 21, 2018
The Progressive Case for Charter SchoolsCenter for American ProgressOctober 24, 2017
Revisiting the Persistent Teacher Diversity ProblemCenter for American ProgressSeptember 28, 2017
America Needs More Teachers of Color and a More Selective Teaching ProfessionCenter for American ProgressSeptember 14, 2017
The Stakes Are Too High to Ignore the Trump-DeVos AgendaCenter for American ProgressSeptember 5, 2017
Hidden MoneyCenter for American ProgressApril 8, 2017
Designing AccountabilityCenter for American ProgressMarch 3, 2017
Vouchers Are Not a Viable Solution for Vast Swaths of AmericaCenter for American ProgressMarch 3, 2017
The DeVos Dynasty: A Family of ExtremistsCenter for American ProgressJanuary 23, 2017
Education Policy Ideas for President TrumpEducation WeekJanuary 18, 2017
Later School Start Times Could Boost Student OutcomesCenter for American ProgressDecember 20, 2016
Trump’s Education Plan—Defund, Devalue and Privatize Our School SystemInsideSourcesDecember 5, 2016
Workin’ 9 to 5Center for American ProgressOctober 11, 2016
Time for a Testing Bill of RightsInsideSourcesMarch 30, 2016
Educator EvaluationCenter for American ProgressMarch 16, 2016
Implementing the Every Student Succeeds ActCenter for American ProgressJanuary 29, 2016
Lessons From State Performance on NAEPCenter for American ProgressJanuary 14, 2016
Investing in Educator CapacityCenter for American ProgressDecember 21, 2015
The Promise of Fairer School SpendingU.S. News & World ReportDecember 10, 2015
It’s time for Pennsylvania to turn around its failing schoolsThe Patriot NewsDecember 9, 2015
Smart, Skilled, and StrivingCenter for American ProgressNovember 3, 2015
Parental Involvement in Any LanguageU.S. News & World ReportOctober 22, 2015
Math MattersCenter for American ProgressAugust 13, 2015
5 Key Principles to Guide Consideration of any ESEA Title I Formula ChangeCenter for American ProgressJuly 7, 2015
Making Classrooms WorkU.S. News & World ReportJune 24, 2015
Dramatic Action, Dramatic ImprovementCenter for American ProgressMarch 31, 2015
Comparable but UnequalCenter for American ProgressMarch 11, 2015